"Super blue moon" on January 31 - Know what it is

Here's A Kindy-Level Breakdown Of That 'Super Blue Blood Moon' Event

Here's A Kindy-Level Breakdown Of That 'Super Blue Blood Moon' Event

"This is also the second full moon of January which makes it a blue moon, and it's also one of the more closer full moons of the year so, some people might even be calling it a so-called supermoon as well". This is not related to colour in any way but happens once every two-and-a-half years.

A full moon occurs when we see its entire lit-up side. Supermoons are around 7% bigger and up to 30% brighter than other lunar appearances.

If you are into space, the moon, and rare phoneme then you are in luck!

It's a lunar eclipse, when the moon passes through the Earth's shadow and is tinted a coppery red. The moon will be entirely inside the earth's dark umbral shadow and will last a bit more than one-and-a-quarter hours. With this definition our next blue moon is in March, leaving February with no full moon this year.

Al Hariri said the spectacular show won't be visible to just the UAE residents, but also to people in the Americas and throughout the pacific. The origin of the phrase "blue moon" is unknown and has nothing to do with the actual color of the moon.

"The temperatures on the surface, and how they change, tell us a lot about how fluffy or compacted the soil is on the surface of the moon", Elphic said. Inevitably, though, we get two full moons a month, and when that occurs the second full moon is called a blue moon.

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The Earth's atmosphere will filter out nearly all of the visible light, which is all the colors of the rainbow, except for orange and red, which is why the moon will appear reddish-orange. "The overall eclipse ends at 12.08 midnight on Feb 1", he explained.

Weather permitting, go out on the morning of January 31, and you can watch orbital motion in action as the shadow of the Earth sweeps across the face of the Moon. "Probably dreaming of being in Hawaii where the eclipse will be seen in its entirety and much higher in the sky", he wrote.

Residents can register for the event by Dubai Astronomy Group at https://www.q-tickets.com/. It occurs about every 2½ years.

What is a super moon?

The moon will be a super moon on Wednesday because it will be at the closest point to Earth in its orbit, meaning it will appear about seven per cent larger and 14 per cent brighter than normal.

What is a blue moon?

"The scattered sunlight makes it turn red (during totality)". For those in the Middle East, Asia, eastern Russia, Australia and New Zealand, the "super blue blood moon" will be visible during moonrise on the morning of January 31.

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